Feathers, Fur and Scales

On Monday, 2B participated in an incursion called Feathers, Fur and Scales as a part of our investigation into ‘Survival’. Students had the opportunity to learn different things about a variety of Native Australian animals. They learnt what animals eat, where they live and how their unique body features help them to survive in their habitats.

Students asked the experts their questions about animal survival:

What do animals need to survive? – Williams

What is it like to be with all these animals? – Josh

What is more dangerous, a python or a snake? – Ryan

Why do some animals eat humans? – Sahib

What would happen if fish had skin and no scales? – Ryan

Here are some photos of students having fun learning about different animals.

We had great fun learning about lots of different animals through this incursion. We are now looking forward to come up with a solution to our CBL challenge of ‘How to help an animal survive?’

From 2B!

Feathers, Fur, & Scales Incursion

Today as part of our Term 2 investigation into Survival we took part in an incursion Called Feathers, Fur and Scales.

We were able to meet, touch and learn about a variety of Native Australian animals. We met two mammals, and a lot of reptiles!

We learnt a lot about the differences of all the animals and how they live. We discovered what they eat and about the dangers they face.

Its  was an exciting experience and inspired us to achieve our challenge of ‘How can we help an animal survive?’

Feathers, Fur and Scales Incursion

Today we had a Feathers, Fur and Scales incursion to further investigate our CBL Big Idea of ‘Survival’.

We had an up close look at parrots, turtles, lizards, snakes, owls, sugar gliders and even a crocodile!

We learnt about where these animals like to live,  what they eat, how they survive in their habitat and what they feel like to touch.

We had such an exciting and fun time learning more about these animals.

Thanks for reading.

Feathers Fur and Scales

In Challenge Based Learning we have been investigating the Big Idea of ‘Survival’. We are learning about animals and how they survive.

Today in our Feathers, Fur and Scales Incursion, we were provided  with an opportunity to learn about where animals like to live, how they are similar or different and what they feel like.

We learnt about the difference between feathered, furry and scaly creatures. We were able to touch the animals and ask questions about them. The animals we saw today were native Australian animals.

Nasser: I found out that not all lizards have blue tongues.

Aroush: The turtles shell is made from bone and is very strong.

Alex: I learnt that the Fresh Water Crocodiles has three eyelids.

Ela: I found out that the Carpet Python is almost extinct and there are less than 200 left in Victoria.

Thankyou for reading our blog.

Miss Sahin and 2F

Feathers, Fur and Scales!


Today in 2A we had an incursion where we got to meet lots of animals.

We all got to hold the animals and we learnt lots of about their survival.

Snakes shed their skin because it makes their skin clean – Mason

Parrots lose their feathers so they keep them clean – Jaiden

A red tailed cockatoo lives in tree hollows so that it is safe – Manav

The two headed lizard can poop into the predators mouth and try and bite it – Rathi

A red tailed cockatoo rubs its beak so it doesn’t grow too long – Ayda

Pythons are not venomous – Avish

We had such a great time learning about these animals!

From 2A

Local walk to Highleands Park

Dear Parents,

On Tuesday, 2E and 2G went to Highlands Park to explore some of the local habitats. We watched many birds, found some insects and connected this findings to our learning of ‘how animals survive in their habitat’. We also had so much fun walking to the park and playing there with our friends. In the end, we were tired and ready to go home.

‘This is the best day of my life.’ – Talia
‘We looked at different habitats.’ – Dilasis
‘We found a beetle.’ – Tallal
‘We reserached on our iPads.’ – Jagnoor

Walking to Highlands Park
Looking at the local habitat
Taking some photos
Time for a selfie
Having fun
We had the best time!
We were tired at the end.



Addition Stories

In 2A this week we have been learning about addition.

Addition is what you are adding up – Manav

Addition is getting more of the same thing – Jaiden

Addition is combining things to make it larger – Anushka

We have been learning about Addition stories and using problem solving strategies to solve them.

We had a go at writing our own addition stories and showing our working out by drawing our problem.

Thanks for reading!

From 2A 🙂

2E’s learning journey of this term

Hello everyone,

Term Two has started busy with lots of learning happening in 2E.
In English, we are exploring non-fiction books and its features. We are continuing our work on building our comprehension skills as well as spelling skills.

Having fun while learning
Playing Spelling Games

In Maths, we have learnt to use different informal units of measurement to measure length and area. We are trying different problem solving tasks to apply our maths skills.

Measuring and comparing length using informal units of measurement
Problem Solving – Which line is longer?

Sharing our thinking

In CBL, our big idea is ‘Survival’. We have looked at many provocations to share our initial thoughts and wonderings. We have defined the word survival and sorted various questions that we are interested in exploring.

Exploring different provocations



Learning about Length, Area, and Animals!

Hello everyone!

This last week and a bit we’ve been busy in 2D investigating ‘length’ and ‘area’. We’ve learnt what makes a good measuring tool and some ‘rules’ to follow to make sure our measurements are accurate.

Did you know that “We should always use something that is the same size” -Aken “That means that two people will get the same answer” – Deniz

We then Used our new knowledge to measure the actual sizes of different animals and animal parts, and compare them.

From there we’ve been investigating ‘area’, which is “the space inside a shape” -Rishi. We used our rules from length to measure and compare different areas too! We even measured our school, but we still need more practice.

Thanks for reading about our learning!


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